Ice coring in the Antarctic.
Climate change special
11 December 2009
As the world talks global warming, we go to one of the chilliest places in Europe - the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) ice core store - to find out what evidence there is for manmade climate change.
Recent polls in Britain suggest around a third of the population remain unconvinced about climate change. In the US that figure is closer to a half. Dr Eric Wolff from BAS tells us about the science and explains why climate change is based on hard evidence and not just belief.
We also hear from reporter Kelvin Boot from Plymouth Marine Laboratory, who's at the Climate Change summit in Copenhagen talking to scientists about two areas of climate change that often get forgotten.
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Later in the podcast we hear about the latest news from the natural world. Find out why the damage to habitats caused by clearing forests and grasslands spreads like a disease in the environment.
Finally, hear what scientists found lying around the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. And why male great tits have to get a good start in life if they're to stand any chance of raising healthy offspring.
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